Social Welfare Analaysis for Ordered Response Data

Ramses H. Abul Naga, Tarik Yalcin

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Abstract

A social welfare ordering suited for ordered response data is introduced. Paretian probability transfers (PPTs) and equalizing probability transfers (EPTs) respectively capture society’s preference for efficiency and equity. The resulting relation is shown to generate a complete lattice over the set of cumulative distributions. A Gamma curve (akin to the generalized Lorenz curve—enabling the researcher to explore welfare orderings) and a class of social welfare functions are also introduced. The methodology is illustrated using Egyptian data on nutritional status.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen Business School
Pages1-30
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameDiscussion Paper in Economics
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
No.2
Volume16
ISSN (Electronic)0143-4543

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Keywords

  • Social welfare measurement
  • ordered response health data
  • Paretian probability transfers
  • equalizing probability transfers
  • complete lattices
  • Gamma curves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Abul Naga, R. H., & Yalcin, T. (2016). Social Welfare Analaysis for Ordered Response Data. (pp. 1-30). (Discussion Paper in Economics; Vol. 16, No. 2). Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen Business School.